Burton Albion to host Final of inaugural FAWSL Continental Cup.
The FA WSL Continental Cup Final
Saturday 25 September 2011
Burton Albion FC
Live on ESPN
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The Football Association is proud to announce that the first ever FAWSL Continental
Cup Final will be hosted at Burton Albion FC on Sunday 25 September. The match
will be shown exclusively live on ESPN. The Final follows on from a hugely
successful launch of The FA WSL, the first ever summer elite semi-professional
league for women's football in this country.
Burton Albion Commercial Director, Fleur Robinson, said: "We are absolutely
delighted to be hosting The FAWSL Continental Cup Final, and we feel that this
showpiece event will have a real impact on the women's game in Burton upon Trent
and the surrounding areas.
"We are extremely pleased that Burton Albion has been selected to host such a high
profile event in the women's calendar, allowing for a superb family day to be held at
the stadium. We are hoping for a large attendance and a great atmosphere on the
day with some of the most high profile women footballers on display."
Continental Tyres, one of four WSL partners, will be showcasing their 'Shot Stopper'
programme ahead of the kick-off. Developed by Keith Rees, Senior England
Women's Goalkeeping Coach, the programme looks to drive participation of girls
into the game, in particular to develop goalkeepers and goalkeeping skills of girls
U16 by testing their skills in a series of specialist goalkeeper skills tests and
training drills in a fun, enjoyable environment.
Sponsorship Manager at Continental Tyres, Tim Bailey, said: "We have been
delighted by the number of girls who have attended the 'Shot Stoppers' events
throughout the country and also the media coverage and support from the clubs
that we have received.
"We have also been pleased by the range of abilities that we have seen from those
trying goalkeeping for the first time through to talented young 'keepers from
The FA Centres of Excellence. We wish all the clubs the best of luck for the
remainder of the season and look forward to a fun packed day at Burton."
The Final will also be the sixth live match to be featured on ESPN in The FAWSL's
debut season. The live matches, alongside a weekly highlights programme on
Tuesday evenings, have given the league a great platform to consistently showcase
the quality and competitiveness of the WSL to a wider football audience.
Michael Game, Chairman of the WSL Board, is looking forward to the last game of a
successful first season: "The first season of the WSL has been a fantastic
showcase for the very best talent in this country.
"Matches have been hugely competitive and exciting, attendances have been very
strong and we've had some unbelievable support from the football community in
launching this new League. We are looking forward to ending a wonderful first
season at Burton with The FAWSL Continental Cup Final.
"The stadium has excellent facilities and we hope the crowds come out in force for
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